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Meg Harvey


Department of Linguistics
P.O. Box 210025
The University of Arizona
Tucson AZ 85721 USA
Fall 2021

EDUCATION

2022 [Expected]

2017

2016

PhD in Linguistics, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Dissertation: Documenting Reawakening Languages: A Case Study of Tunica

Committee: Robert Henderson (chair), Ofelia Zepeda, Wilson de Lima Silva

MA in Linguistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

BA: Anthropology, French, Linguistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Grants and Fellowships

2020

2019

2019

2019

2018

GPSC Research and Project Grant for dissertation work  ($1192.10)

SBS Grad College Fellowship for tuition costs ($4,038)

Linguistics Tuition Scholarship, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona ($2,929)

Endangered Language Foundation for work with Uspanteko ($2000, offered)

Travel Fund Award, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona ($200)                         

Publications

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

(to appear)  Henderson, Robert, Tomás Alberto Méndez López, Ryan Bennett, Meg Harvey. Xoqoneb’: Una historia uspanteka de las tierras altas centrales de Guatemala. Tlalocan.

Books (Peer Reviewed)

(to appear)  Abdalian, Andrew, Craig Alcantara, Patricia Anderson, John Barbry, Meg Harvey, Raina Heaton, Mary Kate Kelly, Judith M. Maxwell, Brett C. Nelson, Donna Pierite, Elisabeth Pierite, Mackenzie Walters, N.A. Wendte. Rowinataworu Luhchi Yoroni (Tunica Language Textbook). Bloomington, IN. Indiana University Press.

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

(to appear)    Bennet, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. Tonal variability and marginal contrast: Lexical pitch accent in Uspanteko. In Prosody and prosodic interfaces, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2021 Leyva, Santos, Maria Leyva, Meg Harvey, and Heidi Harley. Kuka (Hiaki) in Texts in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas series from the International Journal of American Linguistics. Chicago, IL.

Conference Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

(to appear)  Centering Revitalization in Remote Documentation Work. Coyote Papers, Vol 24. Tucson, AZ. University of Arizona Press.

2022 Harley, Heidi, Meg Harvey. Hiaki Echo Vowels are a Floating Glottal Feature. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 37. Somerville, MA. Cascadilla Press.

2019 Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, Meg Harvey. The Interaction of Tone and Intonation in Uspanteko in the proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 19.

Volumes Edited

2018 Bennett, Ryan, Meg Harvey, Robert Henderson, and Pedro Mateo Pedro. Proceedings of Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics 5 (FAMLi 5)

Employment

March 2021-June 2021

Linguist for the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program (Part-time) Created and led community events such as workshops on reawakening languages and phonetics and phonology training for language apprentices, co-taught a beginning Tunica class aimed at 11-16 year-olds, worked on language materials including a textbook. Evaluated language program progress.

Research

Fall 2020-present

Fall 2020

2018 – 2019

Other Research

Aug 2020-Mar 2021

2015 – present

2018 – Spring 2020

Graduate Research Associate . NSF grant ‘Compositional Morphosemantics of Plurality’. PIs: Heidi Harley and Robert Henderson. Led the creation of a COVID-compliant language community survey for Seri meant to target language revitalization that community members would like the research team to support.

Graduate Research Associate to Noam Chomsky Edited videos, supervised students, and graded papers for Dr. Chomsky’s course Language and the Mind (LING 211)

Graduate Research Assistant. NSF grant ‘Investigations into tone and stress in a complex prosodic system’. PIs: Robert Henderson and Ryan Bennett Worked with PRAAT, ELAN, made EGG readings, audio recordings, and data analysis, and helped facilitate two linguistic workshops at the Comunidad Lingüistica Uspanteka in Uspantán, Guatemala.

Linguist intern for the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Cultural Revitalization Program.    Aided with language revitalization efforts including editing and creation of pedagogical materials, providing relevant linguistic training for language apprentices, and organizational and supervisory work.    

Tunica Language Working Group, Tulane University, LA    Work in conjunction with tribal linguists and Tulane linguists to edit and write the Tunica Textbook as well as other pedagogical material.       

Hiaki Language Research and Documentation Project, AZ. Contributed to a language learning textbook and worked in elicitation sessions with speakers of Hiaki gathering data for documentation, linguistic analysis, and pedagogical materials. Supervised two undergraduate researchers.      

Presentations

Papers and Posters Presented (peer-reviewed)

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2019

2019

2018

2018

Centering Revitalization in Remote Documentation Work. Arizona Linguistics Conference 15. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona (Online)

Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. Vowel deletion as gestural overlap in Uspanteko. Form and Analysis in Mayan Languages  VI. San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico (Online)

Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. Vowel deletion as gestural overlap in Uspanteko. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona (Online)

Harley, Heidi and Meg Harvey. Pluralia Tantum in Hiaki. Friends of Uto-Aztecan Conference 2021. University of Texas. Austin, Texas (Online)

Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. Vowel deletion as gestural overlap in Uspanteko. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona (Online)

Pierite, Elisabeth, Donna Pierite, Meg Harvey, Andrew Abdalian, Tyler A. Whitaker, N. A. Wendte. Demystifying the Reclamation of Reawakening Languages: A Case Study of Tunica. 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC). University of Hawaii at Manoa (Online).

Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. Vowel deletion as gestural overlap in Uspanteko. Linguistic Society of America Virtual Annual Meeting (LSA). (Online).

Harley, Heidi and Meg Harvey. Hiaki Echo Vowels are motivated by phonotactics but not the way we thought. Poster presented at the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada.

Mery, Yvonne, Amy Fountain, Niamh Wallace and Meg Harvey. Linguistics and Libraries Together: Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum. Student Success Conference. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.

Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. The interaction of tone and Intonation in Uspanteko. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.

Hiaki short forms: a theoretically-informed description of Hiaki allomorphy Poster presented at: Symposium for American Indian Languages. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ.

Bennett, Ryan, Robert Henderson, and Meg Harvey. The interaction of tone Intonation in Uspanteko (Mayan) Sound Systems of Latin America III. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, Massachusetts.

Language, Identity, and Play: Video Games and Revitalization presented as Part of the panel The Meaning of Language Revitalization in a Digital Age: A Tunica Case. Society for Linguistic Anthropology. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Campus Presentations

2021

2019

2018

2018

What is a Morpheme and How Do You Conduct a Morphological Analysis? For LING 201 (Introduction to Linguistics)

Hiaki short forms: a theoretically-informed description of Hiaki allomorphy. At University of Arizona-Oberlin University Hiaki mini-conference

Language, Identity, and Play: Video Games and Revitalization for LING/PSY 201 (Honors Intro to Linguistics: In person)

Language, Identity, and Play: Video Games and Revitalization for LING 521 (Language Revitalization, Maintenance, and Documentation)

Teaching

Standalone Teaching at the University of Arizona

2020

2020

LING 201 LING/PSY 201/105 Intro to Linguistics, Online. (Spring Session).

LING 201 LING/PSY 201/105 Intro to Linguistics, Online. (Summer Session I).

Graduate Teaching Associate at the University of Arizona

2021

2021

LING 341 Intro to Language Development, Online. (Fall Session). Instructor of Record: Dr. Cecile McKee

LING 341 Intro to Language Development, Online. (Spring Session) Instructor of Record: Dr. Diane Ohala

Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Arizona

2019

2018

2018

2018

2017

LING 150 C. Linguistics in the Digital Age. (Fall session). Instructor of Record: Dr. Amy Fountain

LING/PSY 201/105 Intro to Linguistics, Online. (Fall Session) Instructor of Record: Dr. Diane Ohala

LING 341 Intro to Language Development, Online. (Spring Session) Grader, Instructor of Record: John Culnan.

LING 314 Intro to Phonetics. (Spring Session) Instructor of Record: Dr. Andy Wedel

LING 150 Intro to Linguistics. (Fall Session, two sections) Instructor of Record: Dr. Amy Fountain

Other Teaching Experience

2019

2018

2015-2018

Taller sobre la pedagogia lingüística (“Workshop on linguistic pedagogy”), July 9-10 2019.  Co-taught with Ryan Bennett and Robert Henderson.

Taller sobre los corpus lingüísticos (“Workshop on linguistic corpora”), Comunidad Lingüística Uspanteka. San Miguel Uspantán, Guatemala, July 19-20 2018.  Co-taught with Ryan Bennett and Robert Henderson.

Tunica Summer Program teacher’s aide,Marksville, LA . First week of June of each year.

SERVICE and OUTREACH_

2020

2020 – 2021, 2018

2019, 2018

2018

 Language Documentation and Revitalization Reading Group, organizer, Tucson AZ

Ling Circle (Linguistics Grad Student Group), secretary, Tucson AZ

International Mother Language Day, volunteer, Tucson, AZ

Teaching Materials for Language Revitalization Workshop, volunteer, American Indian Language Development Institute, Tucson, AZ

Conference Organizing

2021

2018

Symposium on American Indian Languages, lead organizer and conference chair,  University of Arizona (online)

Symposium on American Indian Languages, volunteer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Abstract Review

2021

2019

Arizona Linguistics Circle 15, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Arizona Linguistics Circle 13,  University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

OTHER SKILLS and CERTIFICATIONS

2021

2020

2020

2020

2018

2017

Beginner and Intermediate Uspanteko, Comunidad Lingüística Uspanteka Uspantán, GT

FORMACIÓN EN DERECHOS LINGUISTICOS Y CULTURALES, Comunidad Lingüística Uspanteka,  Uspantán, GT

American Indian Language Development Institute Online Summer Program, AZ

GTA Online Course Design Bootcamp, AZ

Safe Zone Training, LGBTQ Affairs, AZ

Nahuatl Level 1 Certification, Department of History, AZ

Languages Spoken

English: Fluent French: intermediate conversation and academic Spanish: basic conversation  Uspanteko: intermediate  Tunica: intermediate Hiaki: intermediate (reading) Kaqchikel: beginner Tohono O’odham: beginner